Sit for portrait - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
sit for portrait
sit for one's portrait
to serve as the subject of a portrait being done by a painter or photographer. I sat for the picture for two hours. Do you mind sitting for the painter all day? It will be easier if you get it over with all at once.
References in periodicals archive
IN the 18th century, before the advent of portrait photography, members of society would sit for portrait
painters who made a handsome living for their pains.
The mayor told the artists at the unveiling of their exhibition: "It's been a great honour to come here today and an even greater honour to be asked to sit for portraits
by so many talented artists.